Tag: Mevie Henderson

Senior Showcase

Words and Photos: Zach Grable

On Wednesday, May 3, the annual Senior Showcase took place. This was hosted by Centennial’s Theatre teacher Ms. Carlsen and junior Sydney Grossman.

The seniors who performed included Jenna Baruch, Jong Chung, Maddie Cladis, Emily Erle, Miguel Fernandez, Mevie Henderson, Frances Kramer,Owen Marcineck, Brittney Murugesan, Aidan Newell, Park Sehgal, Ashley Waller, and Ally Wilson.

These students performed dances, skits, and songs.

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Centennial’s Hello Dolly!

Words: Zach Grossman

Centennial’s production of Hello Dolly! began on Thursday, March 23, and continued until Sunday, March 26.

In this year’s play, many returning faces were seen on stage, as well as many new actors and actresses. Hello Dolly! is about a matchmaker named Dolly Levi, played by senior Minnie Gregorini, who enjoys meddling in other people’s lives, which results in three couples being matched together. Among the three couples matched was Dolly herself. Some of the other characters were Ambrose, Horace, Emergrade, Corenelius, Barnaby, and Minnie Day were played by seniors Jun Lee, Jack Goodman, Mevie Henderson, Miguel Fernandez, sophomore Noah Katz, and junior Carolina Requejo, respectively. Irene was played by senior Emily Erle on the Thursday and Saturday performances and senior Ally Wilson on the Friday and Sunday performances.

As always, the theatre department put on a spectacular and entertaining performance every night.

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Holiday Character Day

Words: Mevie Henderson

To conclude Winter Spirit Week, students at Centennial High School dressed up as their favorite winter characters. Centennial students and staff enjoyed getting in the holiday spirit, and were more than happy to end this exciting week off by going all out to ring in holiday cheer.

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Harvey Review

Words: Lien Hoang

The Centennial High School play production of Harvey began on Thursday, November 10 and ended on Sunday, November 13. Performances started at 7pm on the first three days of production and 3pm on the last day.

Harvey is a hilarious and entertaining play about a charming man named Elwood Dowd, played by senior Miguel Fernandez, who believes a giant six-foot bunny is living in his home. His sister, Veta Louise Simmons, played by senior Mevie Henderson, tries to commit him to a sanitarium, which leads to all kinds of comedic issues.

The production of Harvey entertained the audience with its creative plot.

Freshman understudy Ali Ibrahim said, “Being a part of the production of Harvey was an incredible experience.”

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Disney Live

Words: Mevie Henderson

As children of the 1990’s and 2000’s, Centennial students are no strangers to the copious amounts of classic Disney movies. Recently these movies have been turned into live performances with famous actors from either Broadway or Hollywood. The opinions have been mixed on whether the students like these performances or if they think they weren’t as great as the original.

Some students believe that the exposure to the art is exciting, but the casting isn’t superb, which ruins the excitement of the original version.

Senior Maddie Caldis said, “Being a musical theatre nerd, it’s great to know that the art is gaining more attention. At the same time it’s frustrating to see these popular celebrities casted for iconic roles instead of actors who could do the roles justice.”  

On the other hand, some students enjoy these movies and love seeing how much work goes into producing a flawless show.

Senior Jun Lee said, “I love them! I enjoy watching how much work goes into putting everything together.”

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It’s Academic Victory

Words: Mevie Henderson

Centennial High School’s It’s Academic team competed in their first competition at WJZ TV on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The It’s Academic team was lead by senior captain Siri Neerchal, alternate and senior Rohan Laljani, senior Sahil Saini, and junior Jakob Boeye. Centennial clenched the winning title by soaring over the competition totaling a score of 805 points. Catholic High School came away 340 points and Mount Hebron had 300. Over the past 10 years no one has beaten Centennial High School’s record score of 805 points.

During the taping of the show, Centennial’s Drill team cheered on the It’s Academic team. Lynnette Moore, the Vice Principal represented the faculty of Centennial and also helped to encourage the team, as she is a veteran of It’s Academic tapings. Also to support the Eagles’ efforts was bus driver, Michael Gelman. The Eagles are so overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm they have received from students and teachers at the tapings. This win represents a lot to the Eagles as the veterans of the program, Saini, Boeye, and Lalijani have been involved with It’s Academic since middle school, with their program led by Dr. Lantz. The Centennial It’s Academic team also extends thanks to: Centennial Boosters, Ms.Hafets, Ms.Beall, and Ms.Vanderpool, who have been there to support the team.

For the third year in a row, the Centennial It’s Academic team, has been ranked top 20 in the nation for It’s Academic teams. The taping will be aired on October 1 airing on WJZ TV.

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Words: Diana Cagas

On November 12-15, Centennial’s Theatre Department showcased Joseph Ketterling’s Arsenic and Old Lace. The dark comedy involved many humorous and suspenseful scenes and captured the attention of a full audience, packed from the front of the auditorium to the back.

Set in the late 1930s, the play revolves around the Brewster family in Brooklyn, New York. Mortimer Brewster, played by junior Miguel Fernandez, is a drama critic, reviewing plays performed in the theatre. His two beloved aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster, played by junior Mevie Henderson and senior Stephanie Crispell, murder elderly men by poisoning them with a glass of elderberry wine.

As the play went on, the characters built more suspense through the use of irony. As through usual comedy, spit-takes were involved and the actors and actresses made many references to the Panama Canal, Boris Karloff, and the Bible.

The amazing talent of the cast, stage crew, sound crew, and directors truly impressed the audience through five wonderful productions.